MACC’s Heritage Film Festival Screening The HaumānaJanuary 23, 2014, 10:00 AM HST · Updated January 22, 7:54 PM 0 Comments
By Maui Now Staff
The film screens this Sunday, Jan 26 in the MACC’s Castle Theater.
The plot centers around Jonny Kealoha, the washed-up, alcoholic host of a struggling Waikiki Polynesian lū`au show.
To everyone’s surprise, including his own, he is summoned by the ailing Auntie Margaret, his long-revered kumu, who informs him that she wants him to be the new instructor to a group of male students.
Jonny doubts his own ability, remembering very little from his days as a student.
Thus, he becomes as much a student as a teacher when, through instructing them, he reconnects with the culture he had previously abandoned.
The Haumāna received the Audience Award for Narrative and a Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The film airs at 3 p.m. and tickets are $10.